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RE: Silent vs. noise

Title: RE: Silent vs. noise

>>i think Sonic Youth's Bad Moon Rising ranks up there in the all noise
category...but its been a while since i last heard it.<<

all day yesterday, I was trying to remember what else in my record collection was purposefully silent. I have one of these cd players that takes 400 discs and can play anything it wants at random. in normal use, there's a pause of around eight seconds between selections, but once or twice it's gone quiet for a minute or so, and always while I've been out of the room so I couldn't see what it was up to.

serendipitously, yesterday evening, I caught it.... playing track 2 of sonic youth's "whitey album", "(silence)". the vinyl version is the same but crackly.

lou reed's mmm has, so far as I can tell, all four sides the same. I found it bearable at low levels and with a yard or two of "herbal cigarette", but really we were just trying to be cool, listening to stuff like that. weren't we? at least with the yoot, you get the sense that there's some sort of narrative thread present, even the stuff they did right after the glenn branca period.



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